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Target’s Gomez honored as top marketer by MMR

Target’s Gomez honored as top marketer by MMR

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has long been known for its unmatched marketing prowess, displayed through campaigns that are perhaps the most creative, distinctive and effective in all of retail. That reputation was achieved and maintained by a succession of fabled marketing executives, beginning with John Pellegrene and continuing with Michael Francis and Jeff Jones. Rick

Target offers service to aid the blind

MINNEAPOLIS — Just in time for the holidays, Target has rolled out a service that promises to make its stores more accessible for blind or low-vision shoppers. The service, called Aira, is designed to connect blind and low-vision guests with trained agents who act as visual interpreters through an app, describing items on the shelf

MMR honors ‘People Who Made a Difference’

MMR honors ‘People Who Made a Difference’

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers on Tuesday evening honored the outstanding executives who were chosen as the publication’s Six Who Made a Difference in 2019. On hand to receive awards were the following executives: Brian Eason, Vice President of Consumer Health and Wellness, CVS Health. Lori Flees, Senior Vice President of Health and Wellness,

Target posts Q3 sales, earnings gains

Target posts Q3 sales, earnings gains

MINNEAPOLIS – Target on Wednesday posted convincing gains in operating income, revenue and comparable-store sales as more shoppers visited its stores and website in the third quarter. The retailer raised its fourth-quarter and full-year guidance on earnings and comparable-store sales. Target said third-quarter comps increased 4.5% year on year (2.8% attributable to stores and 1.7%

Holiday competition

NEW YORK — With forecasts calling for strong holiday sales despite fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, retailers are doing everything they can to convince consumers that their stores and websites are the ones to shop. Walmart kicked off the holiday deals at its stores earlier than ever this year, introducing special offers at

Tritton exits, Fiddelke advances at Target

Tritton exits, Fiddelke advances at Target

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. chief merchant Mark Tritton is resigning to become CEO of Bed, Bath & Beyond. With his departure, Target has tapped Christina Hennington and Jill Sando, two executives with nearly 40 years of combined experience with the company, to head the retailer’s merchandising organization on an interim basis. They will report directly to Target

Target supporting Toys R Us relaunch

Target supporting Toys R Us relaunch

MINNEAPOLIS  — Consumers who shop at the new ToysRUs.com web site that launched on Tuesday will actually be buying from Target Corp. Tru Kids Brands, the new owner of the Toys”R”Us brand, is relying on Target’s toy assortment, digital capabilities and fulfillment services to support its new online Toys”R”Us shopping venue. “Target’s leadership in toys,

Target to create Disney-themed sections

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. will create Disney-themed sections in 25 of its stores in October — with 40 more slated for next year — offering merchandise from Walt Disney Co. franchises including Pixel, Marvel and Star Wars. Target will open a new store near the entrance of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., in 2021,

Govind gets key tech post at Target

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has named Hari Govind senior vice president of infrastructure and operations for the company’s technology team. Govind’s responsibilities will include overseeing cloud-and-compute capabilities, network connectivity and operations for the technology that powers Target’s stores, digital channels, distribution centers and office locations. He will report to Target executive vice president and chief

Target to mark 20 years of designer partnerships

Target to mark 20 years of designer partnerships

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its first designer partnership this fall by bringing back past customer favorites for a limited time. The retailer said Thursday that it will bring back nearly 300 original items from 20 past designer partnerships. The limited-edition collection spans apparel, accessories, home décor and kitchen

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